Kim Noel Kardashian West is the world’s most beautiful and popular celebrity. She became a celebrity through her friendship with Paris Hilton (which began in pre-school) and by making a name for herself as a socialite throughout Los Angeles. Kim was officially “discovered” by entertainment mogul Ryan Seacrest and her eventual meteoric rise to fame was due to her reality television show Keeping Up With the Kardashians and her no infamous Kim Kardashian Sex Tape with rapper Ray-J. After the release of her sex tape and television show Kim Kardashian quickly became a household name. Kim Kardashian’s net worth is now a reported $300 million. But Kim has always lived a privileged life and based on her upbringing it seems like she was always destined to be famous – she was born the second of four children on October 21, 1980 in Beverley Hills California to two very rich parents. Her mother is Kris and father was the now deceased Robert Kardashian – who gained global notoriety as one of the attorneys during the famous OJ Simpson trial in the mid 1990′s. Robert Kardashian passed away in 2003 from cancer and Kris, who is now a global celebrity herself, then married the world famous olympic gold medal triathlete Bruce Jenner in 1993 after divorcing Kim’s father in 1991. Kris had two kids with Bruce Jenner, Kendall and Kylie who are now both global celebrities as well. According to interviews with Kim her childhood was strict and not all that glamorous – she regularly attended church on Sundays with her family and attended the prestigious all girls Catholic Marymount High School in Los Angeles. While in high school she got voted most likely to lie about her ethnicity (Armenian and Dutch). Here is a picture from Kim’s high school yearbook.
Growing up Kim’s parents always stressed the importance of working hard and making it on your own. It was always expected in the Kardashian household that Kim would be on her own she when turned 18 and graduated high school. As fate would have it, Kim, who had spent many summers working at her father Robert Kardashians law firm, ended up inheriting a majority portion of her father’s company when he passed away in 2003. Not wanting to get further into the law business, Kim and her siblings Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Robert Kardashian ended up selling the company for an undisclosed sum of money. It was this money that Kim inherited that allowed her to now live the life she had always dreamed. At 23 Kim no longer had to worry about making a living and was free to focus on the one thing she liked most in life – partying and trying to be famous. In 2003 Kim quickly started working her way up the social ladder attending events in Hollywood and hanging out with Paris Hilton. There are countless photos of young Kim during this time attending Hollywood premieres and exclusive social events.
It was this constant partying, networking, and of course her curvy gorgeous looks and beautiful face that helped Kim quickly establish her name as a socialite of socialites. In 2004 Kim met and started dating Ray-J the famous singer who would ultimately be one of the primary reasons for Kim’s worldwide fame. After dating for three years, in February 2007 a private sex tape that Kim and Ray J had made the year before while traveling was leaked to the world. Almost immediately the beautiful curvaceous Kim Kardashian became a household name. Despite multiple lawsuits, there was nothing that Kim could do to keep the tape from being seen by the public.
At the time there were many rumors circulating about exactly how the sex tape was leaked and reportedly Kris Jenner (Kim’s mom) encouraged Kim to leak the tape with the hopes that it would make her a global superstar. If that is true then Kris Jenner is brilliant, because that is exactly what the sex tape did – it made Kim Kardashian the most popular celebrity in the world. After the video release, which quickly because the best-selling sex tape ever (Kim has reportedly made over $100 million on the sex tape), Kim was in constant demand. Building off of her newfound fame Kim quickly moved into establishing herself as a legitimate brand – using her rapidly growing social media accounts to reach her ever-expanding fan base. Today Kim has over 20 million Facebook followers worldwide and is without a doubt the most searched and most in-demand celebrity in the world.
After breaking up with Ray-J, Kim had a number of on and off again relationships – including the famous three month marriage to basketball star Kris Humphries. In early 2012 Kim fell in love with Kanye West, the world famous rapper and producer who previously had been just a friend. They were quickly elevated to being the world’s most popular couple and today are only getting more famous. There are very few people across the entire world who don’t know Kim and Kanye. In 2013 Kim and Kanye gave birth to a beautiful girl who they named North West. Then they were married in 2014 in a gorgeous ceremony in Paris. The story of Kim and Kanye is only beginning. We are excited to see this relationship flourish and wish the couple nothing but the best in their love and lives.